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Bulimia Throw Laxatives
Bulimia: Bulimic people will often tell you that they don't want to gain weight, even though they binge eat large quantities of calorie-dense food. So, they vomit and use laxatives & diuretics to "purge" themselves of the excess food they have eaten. It is all part of a cycle done to modulate painful affects -- and needs medical & psychological help. Very dangerous over time, and can cause death. ...Read more
Yes: All eating disorders can have this result in some sufferers. It may be more common in anorexia or patients who undertake excessive exercise or purging behaviors, but up to 20% of bulimics report it. Here's good info: http://www.Eatingdisordersonline.Com/medical/amenorrhea.Php find good specialized psychotherapy - it works! best wishes and get this controlled! ...Read more
No: Anorexia and bulimia (binging and purging) are seperate disorders which are unlikely to occur together. Anorexia is specifically a fear of gaining weight in someone who is significantly below their ideal body weight often assoc with extreme exercise and/or abuse of laxatives, diuretics or other agents aimed at restricting weight. ...Read more
Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?
Fingers: By sticking their fingers down their throats. ...Read more
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Yes: Acid destroys the enamel. This is not limited to bulemics. People who suffer from gerd, acid reflux, show a similar pattern of tooth erosion. This can also be seen in people who consume soda and lemon. Combination with bruxism (grinding), the results can be devastating. It affects front and back teeth alike. People like this may require reconstruction after the acid production has been managed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Eating Disorder: I feel empathy for you as at age 18 you are concerned about Eating Disorder. I commend you for seeking information. In Anorexia, there is No self- induced vomiting, Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though underweight Absence of 3 consecutive menstrual cycles See a Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Depression, self-acceptance to resolve conflicts about appearance, weight, relationship ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GET WIDE TESTING: Binge eating has many causes. The link to depression or nerves means you want these treated. Sam-e never adds weight for depression. Anxiety is common and many eat themselves into "comfort.." make sure you sleep 8 plus hours and have some fun or you will play with food to offset overwork. What does food do for you? Know answer and on the right road. ...Read more
Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?
"Starving" ?: Your situation seems complex, and we don't know you like your own doctor does. So please talk with him or her about this. Many depressed people lose their appetites. You also deny the concern with food and weight so common in eating disorders. Your additional information shows you're on amphetamine as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers; amphetamines can affect appetite also. ...Read more